This is an exciting opportunity to join the Church Buildings team supporting the long-term sustainable future of churches across Devon and helping parishes to care for their heritage assets and to manage change.
To be successful in this role you will have a developed interest and enthusiasm for building conservation, churches and their history. You will be able to take sound decisions on complex and potentially contentious issues and work under pressure to prioritise and meet deadlines. While based in Exeter, there is the option of part home working, and you will also travel regularly to churches across the diocese.
The Church Buildings Officer will work with the Senior Church Buildings Adviser on delivering a diverse range of tasks including:
The post will involve travel to churches across the diocese and a full UK driving licence is essential. Extensive travel will be involved due to the geographical location of parishes.
The Church Buildings Officer role requires a high degree of proficiency across the domains of:
A Basic disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required in connection with this role.
The job reports to the Senior Adviser – Church Buildings & DAC Secretary (SCBA) and will work closely with:
The main duties and responsibilities for the Church Buildings Officer include;
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate that they hold the following specifications:
The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. We are a family of Christians, worshipping God in many different settings and groups. We are led by the Bishop of Exeter and governed by Diocesan Synod which is made up of representatives from across the Diocese.
The central office is the Old Deanery, Exeter, where there is a team of around 50 Diocesan staff whose work is arranged to focus on a number of the goals of the Diocesan vision and strategy, ‘Grow in Prayer, Make new Disciples and Serve the People of Devon with Joy’. These staff work in the following teams: Education, Mission & Ministry, Church & Society, Communications, Property & Church Buildings, Finance, Safeguarding, Vocations, Synod Office, Archdeacons Secretaries, Counselling & Pastoral Care Service and the Growing the Rural Church Project.
The role will be full-time or 0.8FTE. We will consider applicants who already have a historic building qualification or applicants wanting to pursue an externally provided heritage conservation course, for which support would be provided.
To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact us by email email@example.com by phone: 01392 294959 or by post:
The Old Deanery
If you would like to find out more about the Diocese of Exeter please visit our website: http://exeter.anglican.org/
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